Current Skincare Favorites at Sephora:
I must preface all of my recommendations and likes with some context around my skin
- I have sensitive skin that leans dry if anything
- I have rosacea, so I use prescription medication as prescribed by dermatologist
- Big fan of Botox, lasers, and any other non-surgical interventions available by trained dermatology professionals … and who knows, one day I may be a fan of surgery! Let’s just keep it real here.
Also, I am not a dermatologist. But I see two of them and go to a nurse injector. I have a dermatologist that I travel (yes, good skin is worth it) to see a few times a year and she does most of my aesthetic work and controls my acne and rosacea. I also see a local dermatologist for annual skin checks. And then, of course, my botox girl. Your face is the first thing any person sees, so do what you can to preserve it.
Cleansers (they rotate):
I love this gentle cleanser by Dermalogica and it is currently an (almost) empty … also currently in my shower: Shiseido Microfoam. I swear this brand has the most beautiful scent to their products.
I use this at night, one tub has lasted over 6 months and is not fully empty … I am who I am, only God can judge me, but this is LIFE CHANGING (my dermatologist recommended to me) … sadly, not on Sephora. My only digression from their store in this post.
I receive this Tatcha gem of a cream as a sample and the immediately bought the full size. I use this in the morning.
A current empty: Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Cream. You can almost hear your skin saying “Thank you” after it is applied. Let it dry completely before moving to the next step … serum.
Serum (before moisturizer, after Rx cream):
I will say, it has taken me awhile to get on the serum train, but now I am the conductor and we are going warp speed. The marketing for this says to use it for one week and see the difference … I am not lying when I say this turned my skin around in ONE WEEK. Dior for the win! Morning and night, frands.
I bought this on a whim because I liked the idea of spraying on foundation … It just seemed cleaner to me. I initially got the wrong color but then I grabbed a different shad, and this is IT. I apply directly to my skin and then blend with a foundation brush.
I do 2N for my color
Honestly, I love the Sephora Collections powder. Splurge when you need to, but recognize a good basic when you should.
I’m still playing around with mascaras and definitely have a few that I do not like, but so far these two keep rising to the top of my “keep” pile … Lancome Idole and YSL Effet Faux Cils.
Jury is still out. Sadz. Can’t find that perfect one. Message me if you know a winner!
My hair has been through a LOT. Decades of damage. I’m shocked any is left … although I did just have a terrifying experience with a new hairstylist and a LOT of hair broke off after she bleached it. A LOT. I was so shocked I couldn’t even cry … I oddly paid and tipped her though? Weird. So I have more to come about hair products but I have been aggressively using masks and repair cream … love this one by Briogeo. I’ll put it on at night and was out in the morning. Fingers crossed this is the first step in my hair’s road to recovery!